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Wow - that went quickly! But I guess 24 rare pieces advertised to over thousands of possible enthusiast customers will go fast. Really enjoyed looking at the FRD stuff while it lasted.

Yet, a small voice in my head asks though 'why can't their stock luggage be supplied standard with the 'upgraded' harness leather given their (high) MSRPs?'. I mean even a stock 256 is $325 MSRP after all.
 
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I would have gotten the medium duffle love the orange / redish leather, why they don't have it as option like some brands
 

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I would have gotten the medium duffle love the orange / redish leather, why they don't have it as option like some brands
The entry price was a little steep for me on the duffle, but I believe I have at least one or 2 medium duffles with similar leather. The FRD pieces didn’t speak to me as others have previously. I’m a sucker for heavy tin anything and quickly grabbed the tan with harness leather. I plan to use this bag in conjunction with my daily FRD 256 that I’ve come to really love.
 

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The entry price was a little steep for me on the duffle, but I believe I have at least one or 2 medium duffles with similar leather. The FRD pieces didn’t speak to me as others have previously. I’m a sucker for heavy tin anything and quickly grabbed the tan with harness leather. I plan to use this bag in conjunction with my daily FRD 256 that I’ve come to really love.
Funny it seems we have similar taste. That was the one that stood out to me as well. This goes without saying I think but please post some pics of it when it comes in. Would love to see it.

I totally agree with @Soletrane that all Filson bags at current msrp should come with top grade leather, but I’m thankful that these workshop bags are available at all. The leather on my workshop 256 is incredible and aging very well.
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The small FRD duffle that I bought in Vancouver last year was steep for what it was, but bought it for the memory of a good trip with my family and the leather used on it was/is outstanding. Nothing near the cardboard they use now. I find myself using the small FRD for weekend trips as the medium weatherproof i have is overkill on size. I assume that they leather they used on the piece I purchased will be top notch like my small duffle.

I thought I would use the original flapless small duffle I had instead of the FRD, but that has not been the case. I have 3 of the original flapless small duffles, I suppose I should stop hoarding.
 
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I am in the market for a briefcase how often FRD event happen. Good catch on the 256 it’s the nicest , I would have taken it too . I don’t like the dirty look on the others
 

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The last event Filson had for FRD online was 2014 when they started it. This was news to me and surprising. I am not sure this will become a regular event. Typically, you can only purchase FRD bags in store in Seattle (not 100% true as I have called and got some).

99% of FRD bags will be discolored as they are typically heavily used bags, usually beyond quick repair (although I think they need to hit quotas, so they take some that aren't needing a massive overahaul).
 

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Does anyone know around when the 242 was discontinued? I think I just bought one, kind of took a chance based on the picture. I've been after one for a while.


 
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Just picked ranger in root color , was asking about the color and forgot I ordered one, wanted to see it on the 256, now I have an idea. Amazon global shipping is so fast 3 days to UAE(Dubai) picking the slow option.
It’s a very beautiful color on the ranger. I doubt I will like it as much on the briefcase.
The bag is exactly what I was looking for midsize daypack that don’t take a lot of space packed in checked-in bag. Seems very practical backpack, highly recommended and I love it.
 

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